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Cass Lake, MN Leech Lake Gaming CEO Michael Michaud recently announced to all Gaming Associates and to the public that effective July 17, 2023 that casino patrons will be allowed to smoke cigarettes inside Northern Lights Casino-Walker, Cedar Lakes Casino-Cass Lake and White Oak Casino-Deer River. The smoking ban will remain intact with their Shingobee on the Bay property located in Walker.

When asked why the decision was made to lift the indoor smoking ban Michaud replied “Gambling and smoking go hand and hand. If you’ve visited Las Vegas recently you’ll see that all the casinos have re-introduced smoking. After reviewing the properties’ data we determined that it is a key component in choosing which casino you’ll visit. We will offer non-smoking sections in the casinos to cater to those who do not smoke.” Michaud went on further to say, “Before reaching this final decision we did discuss with some of our Associates and guests. Although according to industry standards state only 13 to 17% of people who gamble smoke we feel it was important to those who do smoke in northern Minnesota to have a choice.”

Northern Lights Casino-Hotel & Event Center offers over 750 slot machines, blackjack & poker, three dining venues, Cabaret lounge, gift shop, 10,700 sq. ft event center and 105 hotel rooms.

Cedar Lakes Casino & Hotel features over 650 slot machines, blackjack & poker, four dining venues, the Sand Bar, gift shop, 4,900 sq. ft event center and 100 hotel rooms.

White Oak Casino offers over 350 slot machines, blackjack, snack bar, gift shop and is within minutes of area hotels.

Shingobee on the Bay overlooks beautiful Leech Lake and offers a variety dining options, pull tabs and slot machines.

Leech Lake Gaming is successfully owned and operated by the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is a federally recognized, sovereign Native American tribe located in north central Minnesota. The LLBO is committed to the responsible operation of government, preservation of our heritage, promotion of our sovereignty, and the protection of natural resources for our elders and future generations, while enhancing the health, economic well-being, education, and our inherent right to live as Ojibwe people.


Reader Comments(1)

APtil writes:

Loved coming here. But not anymore since you allow smoking back. So we wont be back!

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